Posted by: Kathy Temean | July 8, 2010

Fall First Page Sessions

On September 16th and November 4th, the NJSCBWI will have their Fall First Page Sessions.  Both will be held at the Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, NJ.  The cost to attend is $25 to come to just the session and an additional $25 to stay and have dinner with the two Editor/Agents.

For September 16th, we have Marissa Walsh, Agent at Fine Print Literary and Leila Sales, Assistant Editor at Viking Children’s Books.

Marissa is open to representing everything, except fantasy.

She is the author of Girl with Glasses: My Optic History  





Leila Sales, Assistant Editor at Viking Children’s Books.

Leila works on hardcover, literary fiction and nonfiction for children of all ages, though she’s particularly drawn to contemporary middle grade and YA.  She likes smart, funny, voice-driven stories with characters who she cares about. In addition to being an editor at Viking, she is also an author—my first YA novel, MOSTLY GOOD GIRLS  will be published this fall.


I just confirmed Joe Monti, Agent at Barry Goldblatt Literary for our November 4th First Page Session. 

Joe is interested in Children’s and Young Adult or Teen Lit.  He is loves fantasy and science fiction.  And is very  interested in  working with writer/graphic artists on graphic novels to picture books.

Joe lives in Princeton, but he isn’t able to join us for dinner next week.  I was hoping he would be able to come and then we could have a few more people meet him.  Anyway, I think he will be a great addition to our First Page Session in November.


Shauna Fay, Assistant  Editor at Putnam will join Joe Monti at the First Page Session on November 4th.  Shauna is interested in Picture book through to Young Adult.



Agent and author John Cusick from the Scott Treimel Agency has agreed to join our Networking Dinner on July 28th at A.J. Maxwell’s.  This is the first thing John has come out to with the NJSCBWI.  I have met John and he is really nice.  You will like him.  I’m reading his book GIRL PARTS.  Really good so far.

So we have one open spot for that networking dinner, please e-mail me to get in.  It should be really nice.  We have a private room for the evening.

If you would like to attend one of the First Page Sessions, you should sign up sooner rather than later, since we limit space to enable everyone to hear their first page read out loud to our industry experts.

Talk Tomorrow,


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


%d bloggers like this: